Brunei Darussalam

BRITISH GARRISON OPEN DAY (PUBLIC)

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Continuing from the VIP Day media coverage here are additional photos from the second day when doors were open to the general public. I hadn’t planned on a second visit but an email I received from Dorothy of BFBS Radio suggested otherwise. I reached the sports field with about 20 minutes to spare before the next Arena Show was due to start and already throngs of excited visitors were quickly filling up the grandstand seats. For more information, catch The Brunei Times coverage of the Open Day featuring four photographs from this set.

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By far the most popular attraction was the 7 Flight Army's Bell 212 helicopter especially with the kids.
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There were no shortage of visitors armed with digital compacts and SLR camera snapping away their kids having a good time and all things interesting.
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Clearly, the Garrison Open Day attracted more toddlers to the show than you can down the number of strollers.

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The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas delighting crowds with their slick marching displays and lively music

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Gurkha soldiers performing their famed kukri knives routine before a packed field of spectators.

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The Pipes and Drums Platoon of 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles

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Marching with the Band of the Brigade and Pipes and Drums Platoon, the director of music (centre) Major Wayne Hopla salutes the spectators.
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The curved surface of the sousaphone catches several image reflections of the spectators.
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THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS insignia on the drum
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Mommy Sarah quenching baby Lily's thirst on a very hot afternoon. Click on image to see pictures of them together in another post.
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The Garrison Open Day attracted visitors of all ages including this senior Nepalese woman during the mock Platoon Attack.
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Large reflective sunglasses work for its wearer as much as they make things a little interesting.
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Gurkha soldiers giving a visitor a helping hand much like their commitment to look after our national interests.
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Gesture from the Commanding Officer to the Brigade of Gurkhas pretty much sums up the event.

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